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Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Biologist Ryan Haffele, foreground, assisted by Amanda Haffele, right, determined the age of a buck shot by Calvin Pechacek, left, Saturday during opening weekend of this year’s gun-deer season. Pechacek’s deer proved to be approximately three-years-old. The aging procedure was done on a number of deer brought to the registration station at Ellsworth’s SuperAmerica convenience station store opening morning.

Gun-deer gains

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Saturday proved to be another succesful gun-deer opener for area hunters as evident by the photos below. Meantime, although weekend deer totals for the Super America location in Ellsworth weren’t available Monday, there were 65 bucks and 77 does registered at 63 Express in Hager City, and 82 bucks and 154 does registered at 35 Express in Maiden Rock over the weekend.

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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.
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